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Review: Horze Supreme Avalanche Pro Riding Rug

November 12, 2015

Winter is quickly approaching which means winter coats are growing thicker and it’s time for clipping.  We should still be mindful of our horse’s comfort when schooling and that is why quarter sheets are a must.  They are perfect to drape on while warming up and schooling, and there are several styles available that allow…

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Review: HandsOn Gloves

November 5, 2015

New equestrian grooming company HandsOn Gloves is redefining the way you groom.  I’m sure you are thinking, it’s just another grooming glove, right?  Wrong!  HandsOn has taken an innovative approach…

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Happy Hall-oat-ween Recipe by Horse Healthy Oats

October 31, 2015

Happy Hall-oat-ween! Do you dress up for Halloween? What about your horse? Whether you get into the spirit of the holiday or not, there’s no denying that tasty treats are…

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Equestrian Jack-O-Lanterns

October 22, 2015

Halloween is just around the corner and it’s time to plan your Jack-o-Lantern and grab your pumpkin.  Below are some amazing examples of equestrian themed carvings that I found plus…

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Popular Horse Names Infographic

October 20, 2015

Welcoming a new horse to your family is always an exciting time for horse lovers. If your horse doesn’t already have a name then choosing one is the first and…

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Spookiest Horses of Halloween

October 14, 2015

Halloween is quickly approaching, and you will hear many tales of headless horsemen and other stories.  But what about the horses included in these tales?  Read on to learn more.…

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VR in Horse Illustrated

October 7, 2015

I am so excited to announce that my first article for Horse Illustrated is in the current October issue!  I grew up reading Horse Illustrated and loving their monthly articles…

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The Painting Horse Metro Releases Coloring Book

October 6, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE With Pen in teeth, painting horse autographs his new book Gettysburg, Pa – October 4, 2015 – Adult coloring books are hot, and so is this best…

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A Horse Named Spike and Equine Lordosis

September 30, 2015

Alyssa contacted me a couple of weeks ago about sharing Spike’s story, and I was more than happy to do so!  I found their story informative and heart-warming, and I…

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Ideas for Fun Learning Opportunities About Horses for Kids

September 29, 2015

Do you have a child that loves horses?  Below are some fun ideas to help kids learn more about horses.  For instance, they could learn more about breeds and horse…

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Giveaway: Custom Wish Equestrian Bonnet

September 17, 2015

VR is kicking off a very exciting giveaway today!  You have the chance to enter to win a custom fly bonnet from Wish Equestrian!  That’s right…you get to choose colors,…

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Review: ÉTRICAL Safety Stirrups

September 14, 2015

While being around and working with horses, our safety should always be a priority.  It is always very exciting to learn about new innovative products that offer an extra layer…

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What’s in a Whinny?

September 10, 2015

When your horse whinnies, have you ever wondered what it means?  As equestrians, we do come to learn the meaning of different communications used by our horses (like I know…

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Review: Horze Sport Boots

August 31, 2015

Today, Horze sport boots are being featured, and one great thing about Horze is that they offer such quality products at affordable prices.  This fact definitely relates to both items…

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Review: Wish Equestrian Fly Bonnet

August 28, 2015

Fly bonnets are one of my favorite accessories for my horses, and it’s an inexpensive way to have different “outfits” for your horse.  They are easy to customize so you…

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Book Review: Christa’s Luck by Jennifer and Michael Grais

August 27, 2015

Books about horses are a staple in any equestrian’s home so I always get very excited when I am introduced to a new one.  I also really enjoy when the…

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Sleeping in Equestrian Style

August 26, 2015

You can now not only live your equestrian lifestyle throughout the day but you can also sleep in equestrian style!  The Land of Nod and Pottery Barn currently have beautiful…

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Giveaway: Enter to Win a Jord Watch Gift Certificate

August 5, 2015

I recently did a review featuring Jord wooden watches and I absolutely love the watch.  They are so cool!  VR has teamed up with Jord once again to bring you…

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Review: Jord Sidney Series Wooden Watch

July 27, 2015

When Jord contacted me about checking out their wooden watches, I jumped at the opportunity!  What a fresh idea and I was instantly intrigued.  I have a few of your…

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